Share via Email An acid House smiley logo. The image shows The Comedian being punched out and you see the virgin Smiley a second before it receives the small "five to midnight" blood stain that is the Watchmen logo. As anyone who has read Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's novel will know, The Comedian's murder sets in train a sequence of events that culminates with the destruction of half of New York and a fragile world peace. In the process, the Watchmen have to confront their own contradictions and fears, their own pasts and, in some cases, their own deaths.
Antecedents[ edit ] The National Telegraphic Review and Operators Guide in April documented the use of the number 73 in Morse code to express "love and kisses" later reduced to the more formal "best regards". Dodge's Manual in documented the reintroduction of "love and kisses" as the number Gajadhar and Green comment that both Morse code abbreviations are more succinct than modern abbreviations such as LOL. It is to be appended, with the full stop, to every jocular or ironical sentence".
March 13, An original Harvey Ball smiley face image: And thus, an icon was born. As you probably expect, that was not how the iconic smiley face was created.
After it was pieced together, the team saw that it had what appeared to be a large smiley face painted on it. Jensen was amongst other things famous for experimenting with the form of his writing. In a letter sent to publisher Ernst Bojesen in December , he includes both a happy face and a sad face, resembling the modern smiley. The round face was much more detailed than the one depicted above, having eyebrows, nose, teeth, chin, facial creases and shading, and is reminiscent of "man-in-the-moon" style characterizations. Ingmar Bergman 's film Port of Call includes a scene where the unhappy Berit draws a sad face — closely resembling the modern "frowny", but including a dot for the nose — in lipstick on her mirror, before being interrupted.